Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club have made a very promising start to the 2019 season winning two of the first 4 games and rain preventing a win in the one abandoned match.
The first match proved an excellent away win at Horsford the home team were bowled out for 199 with wickets spread around 3 good catches taken by George Loyd. The Bury innings stuttered losing 2 early wickets but on debut Ben Seabrook made 104 not out well supported by fellow debutant Daniel Moriarty with 65 not out in fact almost all the runs were scored by new players as Justin Broad had made 19.

Swardeston played well to win a week later despite Bury scoring 241.7. The game away to Copdock was rain effected having bowled the home team out 121 that included 3 wickets for Alistair Allchin and 5 catches behind the stumps by Alfie Marston Bury were just short of the target when the match was abandoned, a week later Bury won an important toss at Mildenhall which was followed by a very good performance the home side were all out for 93 with some superb bowling from Sean Cooper (3.7) who incidentally had played for England Over 50’s in Australia in the winter he was well supported by the other bowlers.
Bury scored the runs for 5 wickets to win and reach the dizzy heights of 3rd in the East Anglian Premier League.

The 2nd XI have won 3 and lost 1 of their first 5 matches having also had a game lost to the weather. With 4 Saturdays teams and 2 Sunday teams to field most weeks the club could still like some more players so by all means if you want a game or know someone who would like to play make contact with me at david@ejbarker.co.uk or on 07876 496064 .

The club is running teams and coaching sessions for youngsters girls and boys from All Stars aged 7 upwards on Sunday mornings to matches and coaching at under 9, 11, 13 and 15 age groups, a lot Is taking place at the superb facility at the Victory Sports Ground come and enjoy some cricket with the fully licensed bar available during senior games.

David Barker

If you are looking to for a venue please contact Rosie Nunn on 07885 040039 or rosemary.nunn@hotmail.com